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    Sobig Redux Maybe!

    A possible DNS attack from SOBIG might be SOBIGGER on Friday which will make for an interesting scenario with the security experts hot on their trail.

    Experts Warn of Possible SoBig Attack Any Day
    So Big: What You Need to Know by Neil J. Rubenking and Lance Ulanoff PC Mag
    Experts See Greed As Sobig Motive
    Sobig At University of Toronto

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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    We've been trapping Sobig-F-infected messages at our internet mail gateway at a peak rate of one every 3.6 minutes.

    It;s been around for just less than a week, and, since it came out, we've had more Sobig-F viruses trapped on each of the two peak days than the TOTAL of all viruses that were trapped in the whole of July.
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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    Hi All

    Thought I'd pass this on.....

    When I click on SMBP's link "So Big: What You Need to Know........", I get the Spybot warning shown below. This only happens the first time I click on the link in each instance that I'm in this forum.

    Note that the download was stopped just before the banner advertisement at the top was loaded.

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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    I think "Avenue A" is one of the goodies from ad.doubleclick.net. I have doubleclick.net in my DNSKong filters, so they never get a chance to load in the first place. This proactive blocking of known undesirables means far less work for virus checkers and other vetting utilities, and faster page loads.
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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    Hey Ken,

    Somewhat off of the original subject, but you ought to check out Mozilla which gives you alot more control over what images and other stuff are allowed.

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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    I have a proactive blocker--there are a bunch of free ones, but I get that box very rarely so once in a while something can weezle through I guess.

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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    You might want to change your surfing preference to Prompt for Download signed ActiveX controls for the Internet zone (Tools>Internet Options...>Security>Internet>Custom Level...). I suspect you have Enable set.

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    Re: Sobig Redux Maybe!

    Hi All

    My "Spybot" post was just a general FYI post and didn't indicate any aprehension on my part.....but thanks for all the input <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> .

    Mike.......I use Mozilla (Firebird browser and Thunderbird email client) at home but at the office I'm stuck with IE and Outlook. (I've got enough software installed on my office computer that our IT person doesn't like, but allows, that I don't push for Mozilla <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> ).

    Have a Great day!!!
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